Abby Dahlkemper

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Abby Dahlkemper
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Personal information
Full nameAbigail Lynn Dahlkemper
Date of birth (1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
North Carolina Courage
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2010 MVLA Avalanche
2008–2011 Sacred Heart Preparatory
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2014 UCLA Bruins 93 (5)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013 Pali Blues
2014 LA Blues
2015–2016 Western New York Flash 40 (2)
2015–2016Adelaide United (loan) 12 (5)
2017– North Carolina Courage 43 (0)
National team
2008–2010 United States U-17
2011–2012 United States U-20
2012–2016 United States U-23
2016– United States 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of September 8, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 2, 2019

Abigail Lynn Dahlkemper (born May 13, 1993) is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League.

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In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

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Early life

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Susan Dahlkemper, Abby was raised in Menlo Park, California where she attended Sacred Heart Preparatory and played on the soccer team. [1] In 2010, she was named Gatorade California Girls Soccer Player of the Year. [2]

Lancaster, Pennsylvania City in Pennsylvania, United States

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.

Menlo Park, California City in California, United States

Menlo Park is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west. Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in the state of California and the United States; nearly 70% of residents over the age of 25 has earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Menlo Park had 32,026 inhabitants according to the 2010 United States Census, which had grown to an estimated 34,357 inhabitants by 2017. Menlo Park is the site of Facebook's main campus.

Sacred Heart Preparatory (Atherton, California) School in Atherton, California

Sacred Heart Preparatory is an independent, private, Society of the Sacred Heart-affiliated college preparatory school in Atherton, California, United States. It was established in 1898 and is located at 150 Valparaiso Avenue across the street from Menlo Park. It is one of very few coeducational schools of the Sacred Heart in the United States and abroad; most are all-female.

UCLA Bruins, 2011–2014

In 2013 she helped the Bruins win their first ever NCAA National Championship. In 2014, Dahlkemper was awarded the Honda Sports Award. [3]

NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Championship

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, sometimes known as the Women's College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I women's national champion.

The Honda Sports Award is an annual award in the United States, given to the best collegiate female athlete in each of twelve sports. There are four nominees for each sport, and the twelve winners of the Honda Award are automatically in the running for the Honda-Broderick Cup award, as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Three other athletes are honored as the Division II Athlete of the Year, Division III Athlete of the Year, and Inspiration Award winner.

Club career

In 2013, Dahlkemper signed with the Pali Blues in the W-League. [4] The team won the western conference title [5] as well as the national championship in July 2013. [6]

Pali Blues

Pali Blues was an American women's soccer team, which played from 2008 to 2014. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues USL W-League, the second tier of women's soccer in the United States and Canada. The team played in the Western Conference against Colorado Force, Colorado Rush, LA Strikers, Santa Clarita Blue Heat, Seattle Sounders Women, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Victoria Highlanders Women.

The USL W-League was a North American women's soccer developmental organization. The W-League was also an open league, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The league was administered by the United Soccer Leagues system, which also oversees the men's United Soccer League and Premier Development League. The W-League announced on November 6, 2015 that the league will cease operation ahead of 2016 season.

Western New York Flash, 2015–2016

In January 2015, Dahlkemper was selected by the Western New York Flash in the 2015 NWSL College Draft as the third overall pick. [7] [8] She was signed to the team in March [9] and made her debut in April. [10] Dahlkemper won the NWSL Championship with the Flash in 2016.

Western New York Flash professional soccer club in the United States

The Western New York Flash (WNYF) is an American professional soccer club based in Elma, New York that competes in the United Women's Soccer league. They have won league championships in four different leagues: the USL W-League in 2010, Women's Professional Soccer in 2011, Women's Premier Soccer League Elite in 2012, and the National Women's Soccer League in 2016.

The 2015 NWSL College Draft was held on January 16, 2015 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Adelaide United FC, 2015–2016 (loan)

In October 2015, Dahlkemper joined Adelaide United in the Australian W-League on loan for the 2015–16 season. [11]

Adelaide United FC (W-League) Association football club in Australia

Adelaide United Women is an Australian soccer team based in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 2008, it is the affiliated women's team of Adelaide United. The team competes in the country's premier women's soccer competition, the W-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia.

W-League (Australia) Womens association football league in Australia

The W-League is the top-division women's soccer league in Australia, run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). The W-League was established in 2008 and was composed of eight teams of which seven had an affiliation with an A-League club, and the other was a new entity based in Canberra. The league is currently contested by nine teams. The competition is known as the Westfield W-League through a sponsorship arrangement with the Westfield Group.

The 2015–16 W-League season was the eighth season of the W-League, the Australian national women's association football competition. On 13 May 2015, it was confirmed that Melbourne City would join the league for the 2015–16 season.

North Carolina Courage, 2017–present

Dahlkemper became part of the North Carolina Courage in 2017 after the Western New York Flash were sold to the owners of North Carolina FC. [12] She played every minute for the Courage in 2017 helping them win the NWSL Shield. Dahlkemper was named to the 2017 NWSL Best XI. [13] Dahlkemper was voted NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2017 Season. [14]

In 2018 Dahlkemper played 19 regular season games for North Carolina. She was an important part of North Carolina's defence which broke the record for fewest goals conceded and repeated as NWSL Shield winners. [15] She was named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI and was a finalist for Defender of the year. North Carolina won the 2018 NWSL Championship with a 3–0 win over Portland, and didn't concede any goals in the playoffs. [16]

International career

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In 2013, she represented the United States under-23 women's national soccer team at the 2013 Four Nations Tournament helping the under-23 team win the championship. She played in the 2014 Six Nations Tournament as a member of the under-23 team and helped lead the team to win the championship for a second time. [1] [17]

Dahlkemper received her first call-up to the U.S. Women's National Team in October 2016 for a set of friendlies against Switzerland. On October 19 she earned her first cap, as she came in as a second half substitute. [18]

Due to a sepsis infection contracted at the end of 2016, Dahlkemper was unable to appear for the U.S. WNT until June 2017. [19] She played her first 90 for the U.S. WNT against Norway on June 11, 2017. Dahlkemper would start 10 of the final 11 games of the year, accumulating 945 minitues in 2017, which was fifth highest on the team. [20]

In 2018 Dahlkemper won the SheBelieves Cup and the Tournament of Nations with the U.S. WNT. On September 19, she was named to the final 20 player roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship. [21]

Career statistics

Club

ClubSeasonLeaguePlayoffs
LeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Western New York Flash 2015 NWSL 20000
Adelaide United FC 2015–16 W-League 12500
Western New York Flash 2016 NWSL 20220
North Carolina Courage 2017 24020
2018 19020
Career totals95760

Honors

International

USWNT

Club

Team

Western New York Flash

North Carolina Courage

Personal

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